18.769 a WORM Workshop on ontology

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 6 May 2005 07:35:25 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 769.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Fri, 06 May 2005 07:30:43 +0100
         From: "Jos Lehmann" <jos.lehmann_at_istc.cnr.it>
         Subject: WORM 2005 Workshop (Call for Papers)


WORM 2005
The 3rd International Workshop on Regulatory Ontologies


31 Oct-4 Nov 2005
Larnaca, Cyprus

part of OTM05
OnTheMove Federated Conferences

== WORM 2005 Description

In many application areas (such as e-commerce, e-government, content
standardization, legal information systems etc.), the modeling of regulatory
and legal knowledge is critical. Modeling and deploying regulatory knowledge
has some specifics that differentiate it out from other kinds of knowledge
modeling: reasoning methods and application scenarios, the legal weight
(/order) of regulations, parsing legal texts require special semantic
patterns, the sensitivity in cross-border regulations, etc. This workshop
aims at bringing together academics, researchers, professionals and
industrial practitioners to discuss issues involved in modeling regulatory

Regulatory ontologies typically involve the description of rules and
regulations within the social world. In particular, we seek original
contributions on (but not limited to) the following issues of interest:

- Engineering of regulatory ontologies: conceptual analysis, representation,
modularization and layering, reusability, evolution and dynamics, etc.

- Multilingual and terminological aspects of regulatory ontologies

- Models of legal reasoning (from ontological viewpoint): regulatory
compliance, case-based reasoning, reasoning with uncertainty, etc.

- Sensitivity on and harmonization of regulations

- Regulatory metadata and content standardization (e.g. legal-XML/LeXML,

- Regulatory ontologies of: property rights, persons and organizations,
procedures, contracts, legal causality, etc.

- Task models for socially regulated activities

- Experiences with projects and applications involving regulatory ontologies
in legal knowledge based systems, legal information retrieval,
e-governments, e-commerce

- Automated extraction of Information from regulatory documents

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